Coronation Street: Chris Fountain hates Tommy Duckworth’s clothes!
23-year-old Chris Fountain, who plays Corrie ladies’ man Tommy Duckworth, has revealed that he hates Tommy’s dress sense!
Of his alter ego’s wardrobe, Chris said: “Oh God, those tops! I take the p**s out of people who wear those!”
Chris also revealed that he feels “body conscious” and does get upset when people criticise his physique.
He said: “I am body conscious. It’s a massive part of this industry and I think it’s just as difficult for boys as girls.
“Sometimes, when I’ve read negative stuff people have said about my body in the past, it has made me sad.
“Luckily for me, I’m not massively insecure so I can kind of deal with it. I don’t really care what anyone says…
“But I don’t want to have to wander around in my pants if people are slating me. It doesn’t make you want to get to the gym when you can.”
However, Chris, who’s also known for his previous role playing ‘Hollyoaks’ hunk Justin Burton, also admitted that he used to be insecure, but now he “doesn’t care what anyone thinks”.
When asked what it’s like being “the only attractive member of the ‘Coronation Street’ cast”, Chris told Heat magazine: “Thank you. That’s nice. Yeah, I suppose so. It feels nice, but I wasn’t paranoid about it before.
“I did get insecure when I was younger, but now if I’m happy and my family’s happy and my girlfriend’s happy, then I don’t care what anyone else thinks.
“You’ve got to let criticism go over your head and be positive. I think in the last couple of years I’ve really found that side of me.”